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Wienerfest 2017

For those of you who just cannot wait until Oktoberfest, there’s Wienerfest, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Oktoberfest Grounds. […]

By | March 13th, 2017|

2017 Button Design Revealed

The 2017 Oktoberfest Button Design was made public on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the 4th annual Forks and Corks fundraiser for the Gemutlichkeit Foundation. La Crosse artist Dave Riel submitted the selected design based on the theme Prost to the Midwest Coast! Read more about Dave, his design and his perspectives on Oktoberfest and [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|

Joe Kruse named 2016 Festmaster

Joe and Barb Kruse were named 2016 Festmaster and Frau of the 56th Oktoberfest celebration at the Festmaster Ball held Friday, September 30 at the La Crosse Center South Hall. One of Kruse's first duties will be to reign over the 2016 Maple Leaf Parade through La Crosse on Saturday morning, October 1. Read more [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|

Sue Weidemann named Mrs. Oktoberfest

Sue Weidemann, a marketing and communications professional from Holmen, was named 2016 Mrs. Oktoberfest on Tuesday evening, September 27, at a recognition dinner held at UW-La Crosse. She is pictured above with her husband Mike. From her nomination... "If you simply look at the vast list of community organizations and volunteer involvement Sue Weidemann has [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|

Oktoberfest Mural Unveiled

La Crosse has a new "selfie spot" on the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds with the unveiling of a new mural crafted by two UW-La Crosse art students. Julie Pleshe and Bekah Kienzle created the early 1960's "hello from..." post-card style mural as an art project as part of their undergraduate research into murals in urban settings. [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|

Mattie Mae Krause selected 2016 Miss

Mattie Mae Krause was selected Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest 2016 from a field of seven contestants at the pageant held Staurday, September 24 at the La Crosse Center South Hall. Krause is a student at UW - La Crosse and the daughter of Leanna and John Krause.

By | September 24th, 2016|